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Doug Belshaw
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Lives in Northumberland, England
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I've got a 2015 blog reader survey out today and one of the questions is What do you do for a living? My favourite answer so far has to be 'middle class drudgery' ;)
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Slides from part of a workshop I'm running for the Scottish Social Services Council today around digital literacies. :)
Slides to go with the 'input' part of a day-long workshop for the Scottish Social Services Council (5 June 2015).
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+Ian O'Byrne interviewed me today about my role as leading Mozilla's web literacy work until a couple of months ago. More here: http://literaci.es/weblit-interview
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July 2nd saw the first public presentation of  the ePortfolios & Open Badges Maturity Matrix, one of the outcomes of the Europortfolio initiative (www.europortfolio.org). This post reports some of the ideas that were presented during this webinar. Why a Maturity Matrix? A growing number of individuals and organisations are exploiting or planning to explore the benefits of ePortfolios and, […]
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The last two years or so have found me investigating and contemplating many different types of badge systems. Along the way I've been wrestling with considerations of badge types, potential taxonom...
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The latest episode of Today In Digital Education is now available! Listen to hear why we chose that title for this episode...
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Episode 16: I.P. Freely
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Interested in badge-based learning pathways? Join in the discussion on the Open Badges list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/openbadges/Mg5Y-nM_Bp4

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At the beginning of this month, the Badge Alliance published version 1.1 of the Open Badges specification. This is a technical reference for developers. However, it has exciting, far-reaching pedagogical and social possibilities that are worth highlighting. In this post, I want to explore just a couple of these: mapping and endorsement.
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This prequel blog post is part of an ongoing trilogy. The trilogy consists of three posts—the prequel, the "quel" and the sequel—plus a bonus paraquel post. The first post to appear, the paraquel, ...
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The development of the open badge ecosystem is at the heart of all of the work that I do. I am deeply invested in ensuring that the ecosystem grows and thrives. During the time I've been focused on...
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During a recent Twitter foray, I jumped into an ongoing conversation about where education is headed and the role that badges might play in where education is headed. The discussion stemmed from Ke...
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  • Dynamic Skillset
    Founder, 2015 - present
  • Mozilla Foundation
    Web Literacy Lead, 2013 - 2015
  • Mozilla Foundation
    Badges & Skills Lead, 2012 - 2013
  • JISC infoNet (good practice and inspiring innovation in education)
    Researcher/Analyst, 2010 - 2012
  • The Northumberland Church of England Academy
    Director of e-Learning, 2009 - 2010
  • Ridgwood School, Doncaster
    History teacher and e-Learning Staff Tutor, 2006 - 2009
  • Portland School, Worksop
    Teacher of History, 2004 - 2006
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Northumberland, England - Doncaster - Sheffield - Gateshead
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Open Educational Thinkerer.
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Consultant focusing on digital literacies, Open Badges, and digital strategy.
Education
  • Durham University
    Doctor of Education, 2004 - 2012
  • Durham University
    PGCE (Secondary History), 2003 - 2004
  • Durham University
    MA in Modern History, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Sheffield
    BA (Hons) Philosophy, 1999 - 2002
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Recently I rediscovered the excellent free planners by Charlie Gilkey at Productive Flourishing. You can find them here. I like breaking out

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Can't see the video? Click here I've been taken aback by the irrational and heavy-handed response of people I (used to) respect in relation

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Whilst I no longer have six-week summer holidays or, in fact, nearly as much holiday time as I did when working in schools, I much prefer my

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Hot on the heels of my Ed.D. thesis submission, the presentation below (click through if you don't see it!) will hopefully be of help some o

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Last year I took a personal digital hiatus better known as Belshaw Black Ops. I got plenty of stuff done, really appreciating the time out o

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Boone Gorges, who originally started me on the path towards reclaiming my own data, has posted an update on his Project Reclaim. I thought i

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As a nation England is pretty good at raising money for things it deems worthwhile. So donating time and money in aid of people affected by

Stop SOPA. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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That's why I want to bring your attention to the proposed SOPA legislation currently being debated in the US Congress. Ostensibly, the idea

Has England lost its rhythm? | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Amid all of the dogmatic and cocksure explanations following last week's rioting in English cities was an excellent BBC News magazine articl

Building a better future (despite the 1%) | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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When I was in New York recently I didn't attend the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Whilst I respect the ideas behind the movement, I'm j

Of Bitcoin and Badges. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Over at the Scoop.it site for Badges for Lifelong Learning they were, until recently, using the Bitcoin image (shown above) to represent Bad

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[edit] Shuttleworth Foundation: Group Structure. The Shuttleworth Foundation Trust (SF) is a purpose trust, registered in Jersey. The purpos

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